CAC Calendar

Oct
27
Sun
TRAPSHOOTING FOR AUTISM @ Oliver’s Bar & Grill in Bradley
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Paint Party! @ Arts Center of Kankakee County
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and painting with Trenna every Sunday at the Arts Center in the Northfield Square Mall (located near Kansai entrance).
Register with Trenna @ 815.207.3733 class is $15 per person, all materials provided.

Paint Party With Jodi Trout: Jack Skellington @ Arts Center of Northfield Square Mall
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come paint a spooky Halloween picture with Jodi! No experience necessary, all ages welcome! All supplies provided. $25 a person

https://www.facebook.com/events/674462106375875/

 

 

Paint Party!
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and painting with Trenna every Sunday at the Arts Center in the Northfield Square Mall (located near Kansai entrance).
Register with Trenna @ 815.207.3733 class is $15 per person, all materials provided.

Halloween at Hogwarts- Wizard Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween at Hogwarts- Wizard Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House

Our Wizard Dinners take on a spooky twist during our Halloween Wizard Themed Dinner Event! This event will feature set ups both inside the Halloween Hogwarts themed Bennett-Curtis Mansion, as well as outdoor scenes and activities (weather permitting)!

Take a stroll through the Forbidden Forest, explore the grounds, and enter the Haunted Mansion where our dementors are waiting to greet you in Azakban Prision! Your evening will begin by being sorted into houses, you will also be able to order drinks from The Cauldron, our cash bar, serving specialty drinks including Polyjuice potion, Butterbeer, pumpkin juice, and explore the mansion and grounds prior to seating for dinner! Then enjoy a specially themed dinner- you will cross onto Platform 9 3/4 and “travel” for a spectacular dinner in The Great Hall. Be sure to study up on your Wizard Trivia, during dinner you will go head to head with the other houses in a race for the House Cup! After dinner enjoy special photo opts and even interact with live characters! Be sure to save room for dessert, we will be featuring many trick or treats and sweets at our Honeyduke’s dessert station!

Limited seating is available, Children and Adults welcome! Don’t miss your chance to visit our 1st Annual “Halloween Hogwarts Mansion” at The Bennett-Curtis House!

*A fun addition to our event is our Divination Classroom where we will be offering Psychic Readings by our Divination Professor! There are limited reservations available for our psychic readings and we recommend pre-reserving your readings by registering for our “Wizard Dinner & Divination Psychic Reading” tickets when you place your order.

Be sure to check out our website page for more information on the event, as well as event photos, past witch and wizard reviews, and more! https://bennettcurtis.weebly.com/wizard-themed-dinner.html

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/507076630039888/

Oct
28
Mon
Big Kids Arts & Crafts @ Little Me Studio
Oct 28 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Big Kids Arts & Crafts @ Little Me Studio

Age: 4-8 years
Cost: $96.00/full session or $14.00/single class

Does your child LOVE art? Has anyone ever told you your child is crafty? Art helps expand a child’s imagination. It helps them think outside the box by strengthening and encouraging creativity.

Our Big Kids Arts & Crafts program is perfect for children age 4-8 years – integrating “art play” with just the right amount of instructor-led craft activities making it ideal for children who are ready for some guidance and instruction, while still allowing for their creativity to emerge.

Parents may participate with their child, remain on site and observe their child create, or drop off for independent socialization opportunity with peers.

There’s no additional purchase required and you can choose to sign up for a Single Class or for the entire 8-Week Session.

● Teaches children to think and act as artists and makers while
working creatively and intelligently
● Encourages self-expression & improves self-esteem
● Develops a sense of innovation
● Promotes development of fine motor skills & coordination
● Encourages freedom within a fun & friendly structure

Do you have questions about this class or how registration works? Call the studio office, where you’ll always find a friendly voice ready to answer your questions or maybe give a personalized program recommendation 🙂

Little Me Studio
447 S Main Street
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
815-507-2051

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/398095244406472/

Erickson’s Monster Manor @ 115 South Walnut Street - Momence, IL
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Erickson's Monster Manor @ 115 South Walnut Street - Momence, IL

Free admission – donations welcome!
13 unique rooms of terror
Enter at your own risk
Children welcome

Jaycees General Membership Meeting @ Family House Restaurant & Bar
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jaycees General Membership Meeting @ Family House Restaurant & Bar | Bradley | Illinois | United States

Join us for our General Membership Meeting to discuss future projects and to learn what the Jaycees are all about! These meetings are open to the public, so please spread the word and bring a friend!

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1801634093275045/?event_time_id=1801634126608375

UKE & ME: a ukulele play along group @ Kankakee Public Library
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’ve taken lessons or taught yourself how to play the ukulele. Now, your ready to join other players in a strum-along! Join us for this you-pick/we-pick hour of fun.

Supplies are limited and participants are HIGHLY encouraged to bring their own ukulele.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1998218487151271/?event_time_id=2049211218718664

Oct
29
Tue
Maurices Northfield Square Mall Halloween Spook-tacular! @ Maurices (Bourbonnais, 1600 State Route 50)
Oct 29 @ 4:00 am – 9:00 am
Maurices Northfield Square Mall Halloween Spook-tacular! @ Maurices (Bourbonnais, 1600 State Route 50)

Stop by Maurices in Northfield Field Square Mall on October 29th, 2019 where there will be trick or treating, games, crafts, and a coloring contest for the kids while you shop.

Use the code word “BOO” for a special treat for you, Moms!

Coloring Contest Rules:
– Must be completed at the store
– Ages 2-12 years old
The winner will be announced 10/30/19 and will recieve a goodie basket and a special treat for mom!

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/409097370006233/

Malloween @ Northfield Square Mall
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Malloween @ Northfield Square Mall

A FREE event for a safe and spook-tacular Halloween with frightfully fun activities! Participating stores will be handing out treats to all the little ghouls and goblins.
Costume contest starts at 5:00pm by age groups 02,3-5,6-8 & 9-11. Costume contest will be sponsored by WVLI 92.7 / WFAV 95.1 / WIVR 101.7 / WYUR 103.7
Trick or treating starts at 6:30pm.
visit wwww.shopnorthfieldsquare.com for more details!

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/525285078043167/

Erickson’s Monster Manor @ 115 South Walnut Street - Momence, IL
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Erickson's Monster Manor @ 115 South Walnut Street - Momence, IL

Free admission – donations welcome!
13 unique rooms of terror
Enter at your own risk
Children welcome

Fine Arts Fright Night! @ Bourbonnais Upper Grade Gym
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

We are two weeks away from our 3rd Annual Fine Arts Fright Night. This is a fun event for all families and students of…

Gepostet von Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 am Samstag, 19. Oktober 2019

Oct
31
Thu
Suggested Donation Thursdays @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/266631174020331/?event_time_id=266631307353651

Erickson’s Monster Manor @ 115 South Walnut Street - Momence, IL
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Erickson's Monster Manor @ 115 South Walnut Street - Momence, IL

Free admission – donations welcome!
13 unique rooms of terror
Enter at your own risk
Children welcome

Nov
1
Fri
Friday Night Date Night @ Bennett-Curtis House
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Night Date Night @ Bennett-Curtis House

Join us the 1st Friday of every month for a special date night. Our chef will be preparing a special 5-course dinner for two! This evening will feature a prix fixe menu at $60 per guest. Reservations are necessary. Dining room is open for reservations from 5-9pm. Call (815) 465-2288 today

Halloween at Hogwarts- Wizard Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween at Hogwarts- Wizard Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House

Our Wizard Dinners take on a spooky twist during our Halloween Wizard Themed Dinner Event! This event will feature set ups both inside the Halloween Hogwarts themed Bennett-Curtis Mansion, as well as outdoor scenes and activities (weather permitting)!

Take a stroll through the Forbidden Forest, explore the grounds, and enter the Haunted Mansion where our dementors are waiting to greet you in Azakban Prision! Your evening will begin by being sorted into houses, you will also be able to order drinks from The Cauldron, our cash bar, serving specialty drinks including Polyjuice potion, Butterbeer, pumpkin juice, and explore the mansion and grounds prior to seating for dinner! Then enjoy a specially themed dinner- you will cross onto Platform 9 3/4 and “travel” for a spectacular dinner in The Great Hall. Be sure to study up on your Wizard Trivia, during dinner you will go head to head with the other houses in a race for the House Cup! After dinner enjoy special photo opts and even interact with live characters! Be sure to save room for dessert, we will be featuring many trick or treats and sweets at our Honeyduke’s dessert station!

Limited seating is available, Children and Adults welcome! Don’t miss your chance to visit our 1st Annual “Halloween Hogwarts Mansion” at The Bennett-Curtis House!

*A fun addition to our event is our Divination Classroom where we will be offering Psychic Readings by our Divination Professor! There are limited reservations available for our psychic readings and we recommend pre-reserving your readings by registering for our “Wizard Dinner & Divination Psychic Reading” tickets when you place your order.

Be sure to check out our website page for more information on the event, as well as event photos, past witch and wizard reviews, and more! https://bennettcurtis.weebly.com/wizard-themed-dinner.html

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/507076630039888/

Nov
2
Sat
2nd Annual Holiday Bark and Meow Dinner @ Watseka Elks Lodge No. 1791
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1351253821665316/

Nov
7
Thu
Suggested Donation Thursdays @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/266631174020331/?event_time_id=266631307353651

CRAFTS AND CONVERSATIONS @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Nov
9
Sat
Women’s Fair @ Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery and the Pregnancy Resource Center are partnering on an upcoming exhibition titled “Women in Relation” as a rapid response to the recent political changes over women’s reproductive rights. Before you think about what side
you on, please know with this community project, there is no need to choose a side. Ahh! Isn’t that an amazing feeling?! We’re looking to get ahead of the debate, find common ground, and start giving women what they want:

COMMUNITY, SUPPORT, EDUCATION

https://www.facebook.com/events/2433937120021815/

 

Children’s Movie Classics @ Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Children’s Movie Classics

$5.00 – $25.00

Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 7:00 PM
We all enjoy movies so join us for our November concert, devoted to music used in children’s movies! The theme for Bugs Bunny used Wagner’s Rienzi and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was used in Fantasia. The November program features a wonderful arrangement of music for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Music from Frozen. You will want to sing along!

 

https://www.kvso.org/product/concert2/

Nov
10
Sun
Food Pantry @ Iroquois County Animal Rescue
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nov
13
Wed
Camera Club
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Camera Club

Camera Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays September through May at 7pm. We meet at the River Valley Metro Center (1137 East 5000 North Road Bourbonnais Illinois 60914)

2019/2020 Club Schedule

9/11/19 – Opening Night / Theme Competition — “Water”
9/25/19 – Regular Competition
10/9/19 – Theme Competition — “At Work” / Program — Janet “Africa”
10/23/19 – Program Night — Al Alvis “Dragonflies and Macro”
11/13/19 – Regular Competition
12/11/19 – Members Night
1/8/20 – Program Night — Rex “Goose Lake”
1/22/20 – Regular Competition
2/12/20 – Program Night — Tom
2/26/20 – Theme Competition — “T” and Postcard
3/11/20 – Program Night — Sharlene “In the Wild”
3/25/20 – Regular Competition
4/8/20 – Program Night
4/22/20 – Theme Competition — “Macro”
5/13/20 – Year End Competition
5/27/20 – Year End Banquet

 

Camera Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays September through May at 7pm. We meet at the River Valley Metro Center…

Gepostet von Kankakee Camera Club am Freitag, 9. August 2019

 

Nov
14
Thu
Suggested Donation Thursdays @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/266631174020331/?event_time_id=266631307353651

CRAFTS AND CONVERSATIONS @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Nov
18
Mon
Art Happenings R Hip and Happenin @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Nov
21
Thu
Suggested Donation Thursdays @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/266631174020331/?event_time_id=266631307353651

CRAFTS AND CONVERSATIONS @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Soul Collections book discussion @ Kankakee Public Library
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Soul Collections book discussion @ Kankakee Public Library | Kankakee | Illinois | United States

Join us in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room for our Soul Collections Book Discussion!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/364214850863608/?event_time_id=364214870863606

Nov
25
Mon
UKE & ME: a ukulele play along group @ Kankakee Public Library
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’ve taken lessons or taught yourself how to play the ukulele. Now, your ready to join other players in a strum-along! Join us for this you-pick/we-pick hour of fun.

Supplies are limited and participants are HIGHLY encouraged to bring their own ukulele.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1998218487151271/?event_time_id=2049211218718664

Nov
26
Tue
Jaycees General Membership Meeting @ Family House Restaurant & Bar
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jaycees General Membership Meeting @ Family House Restaurant & Bar | Bradley | Illinois | United States

Join us for our General Membership Meeting to discuss future projects and to learn what the Jaycees are all about! These meetings are open to the public, so please spread the word and bring a friend!

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1801634093275045/?event_time_id=1801634126608375

Nov
28
Thu
Suggested Donation Thursdays @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/266631174020331/?event_time_id=266631307353651

Nov
30
Sat
Halloween at Hogwarts- Wizard Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween at Hogwarts- Wizard Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House

Our Wizard Dinners take on a spooky twist during our Halloween Wizard Themed Dinner Event! This event will feature set ups both inside the Halloween Hogwarts themed Bennett-Curtis Mansion, as well as outdoor scenes and activities (weather permitting)!

Take a stroll through the Forbidden Forest, explore the grounds, and enter the Haunted Mansion where our dementors are waiting to greet you in Azakban Prision! Your evening will begin by being sorted into houses, you will also be able to order drinks from The Cauldron, our cash bar, serving specialty drinks including Polyjuice potion, Butterbeer, pumpkin juice, and explore the mansion and grounds prior to seating for dinner! Then enjoy a specially themed dinner- you will cross onto Platform 9 3/4 and “travel” for a spectacular dinner in The Great Hall. Be sure to study up on your Wizard Trivia, during dinner you will go head to head with the other houses in a race for the House Cup! After dinner enjoy special photo opts and even interact with live characters! Be sure to save room for dessert, we will be featuring many trick or treats and sweets at our Honeyduke’s dessert station!

Limited seating is available, Children and Adults welcome! Don’t miss your chance to visit our 1st Annual “Halloween Hogwarts Mansion” at The Bennett-Curtis House!

*A fun addition to our event is our Divination Classroom where we will be offering Psychic Readings by our Divination Professor! There are limited reservations available for our psychic readings and we recommend pre-reserving your readings by registering for our “Wizard Dinner & Divination Psychic Reading” tickets when you place your order.

Be sure to check out our website page for more information on the event, as well as event photos, past witch and wizard reviews, and more! https://bennettcurtis.weebly.com/wizard-themed-dinner.html

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/507076630039888/

Dec
1
Sun
Santa Claus Arrival & Hours @ Northfield Square Mall · Bourbonnais, Illinois
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – Dec 24 @ 8:00 pm
Santa Claus Arrival & Hours @ Northfield Square Mall · Bourbonnais, Illinois

Santa Claus will be arriving at Northfield Square Mall Nov 29th @ 11 a.m. Every child that stop in and sees him will receive a special gift.?(while supplies last) He will be till Dec 24th. It is free to visit Santa with the option to purchase pictures.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/418115625535947/?event_time_id=418115638869279

Call for Art: Skylines @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm

Call for Entries from Artists on the Autism Spectrum
Title: Skylines
Featuring art work: Landscape Themed
Dates: January 3rd – March 28th
Applications due: December 30th
Artists will be notified of acceptance: December 31st
Art will be hung: January 2nd
Opening Reception: January 3rd
Show will close: March 28th

Qualifications:
Any Medium, maximum size is 6 feet by 10 feet
Work must be original to the artist submitting the entry

Cost:
$15 for up to 5 entries for the Gallery. If entry is not accepted, all fees will be returned.

Option:
Sell you handmade crafts in the Gift Shop of the Gallery. For items that are sold in the Gallery or Gift Shop, 60% of the selling price goes to the artist and 40% to Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism. No limit on items to sell in the Gift Shop. Items do need approval.

Call Janice at 815-685-9057 if you have any questions

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/418690975742369/?event_time_id=418690982409035

Halloween at Hogwarts- Wizard Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween at Hogwarts- Wizard Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House

Our Wizard Dinners take on a spooky twist during our Halloween Wizard Themed Dinner Event! This event will feature set ups both inside the Halloween Hogwarts themed Bennett-Curtis Mansion, as well as outdoor scenes and activities (weather permitting)!

Take a stroll through the Forbidden Forest, explore the grounds, and enter the Haunted Mansion where our dementors are waiting to greet you in Azakban Prision! Your evening will begin by being sorted into houses, you will also be able to order drinks from The Cauldron, our cash bar, serving specialty drinks including Polyjuice potion, Butterbeer, pumpkin juice, and explore the mansion and grounds prior to seating for dinner! Then enjoy a specially themed dinner- you will cross onto Platform 9 3/4 and “travel” for a spectacular dinner in The Great Hall. Be sure to study up on your Wizard Trivia, during dinner you will go head to head with the other houses in a race for the House Cup! After dinner enjoy special photo opts and even interact with live characters! Be sure to save room for dessert, we will be featuring many trick or treats and sweets at our Honeyduke’s dessert station!

Limited seating is available, Children and Adults welcome! Don’t miss your chance to visit our 1st Annual “Halloween Hogwarts Mansion” at The Bennett-Curtis House!

*A fun addition to our event is our Divination Classroom where we will be offering Psychic Readings by our Divination Professor! There are limited reservations available for our psychic readings and we recommend pre-reserving your readings by registering for our “Wizard Dinner & Divination Psychic Reading” tickets when you place your order.

Be sure to check out our website page for more information on the event, as well as event photos, past witch and wizard reviews, and more! https://bennettcurtis.weebly.com/wizard-themed-dinner.html

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/507076630039888/

Dec
2
Mon
Arts in Action
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dec
4
Wed
Open Studio – Drop In DIY Art @ Little Me Studio
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Studio - Drop In DIY Art @ Little Me Studio

Open Studio is a super fun drop-in creative time for kids and now adults too!!

Every project we offer is an invitation to create – meaning we present your child with the materials and allow them the freedom to interpret those materials as they choose within a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Playing and interacting with the materials is encouraged! Collaboration is awesome! A studio employee is on site to guide children and replenish supplies, but there is no instruction offered during Open Studio. This time is strictly child-led and imagination driven.

Projects include: canvas painting, wood sign minis, mason jars, t-shirts, picture frames, ceramics and more! All items are reasonably priced so families can come back and enjoy studio time again and again!

No Advance Registration Needed
Pay per project.

$10.00 8″ x 10″ pencil sketch canvas
$7.00 3.5″ x 6″ wood sign + stencil
$9.00 3.5″ x 8″ wood sign + stencil
$10.00 5.5″ x 6″ wood sign + stencil
$12.00 5.5″ x 8″ wood sign + stencil
$12.00 5.5″ x 6″ string art
$14.00 5.5″ x 8″ string art
$7.00 mason jar + stencil
$6.00 friendship rocks (qty 5)
$3.00 ceramic tile
$12.00 8″ x 8″ picture frame
$16.00 8″ x 10″ button canvas art
$14.00 8″ x 10″ mixed media canvas
$10.00 6″ paper lantern kit
$12.00 5.5″ x 9″ photo board + stencil
$8.00 pottery or wood mini figurine
$15.00 diy painted t-shirt

Your child’s art can be as challenging and in depth or as free-spirited and fun as he/she desires it to be.

No need to worry that your child is too old! Because of the open-ended nature of the activities, most projects are suitable and tons of fun for children age 4-12 years.

Perfect for siblings to enjoy time together, for parent/grandparent & child or as a creative playdate with a friend!

Come check it out! Pick a project and have a blast!!

*while supplies last*

Please arrive no later than 7:15 to allow plenty of time to create before the workshop concludes at 8:00.

Little Me Studio
447 S Main Street
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
815-507-2051

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/428733824682675/

Dec
5
Thu
Suggested Donation Thursdays @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/266631174020331/?event_time_id=266631307353651

CRAFTS AND CONVERSATIONS @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Lion Wreathing + City Tree Lighting @ Kankakee Public Library
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Lion Wreathing + City Tree Lighting @ Kankakee Public Library

Each December, two lucky kids are chosen to assist Mayor Wells-Armstrong in wreathing the lions at the Kankakee Public Library.

Enjoy the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra 5:00-5:30 in the library before the event begins.

Afterward, follow the Kankakee High School drum line to the historic Train Depot for the official lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree.

The event concludes with music from the Kankakee High School show choir ‘Take Note,’ cookies, and hot chocolate inside the Depot.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1260564370794807/

BGHS monthly meeting @ Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
BGHS monthly meeting @ Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society | Bourbonnais | Illinois | United States

Join us for refreshments, short program and business meeting the first Thursday of each month, March – December.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2241822096148689

Dec
6
Fri
Friday Night Date Night @ Bennett-Curtis House
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Night Date Night @ Bennett-Curtis House

Join us the 1st Friday of every month for a special date night. Our chef will be preparing a special 5-course dinner for two! This evening will feature a prix fixe menu at $60 per guest. Reservations are necessary. Dining room is open for reservations from 5-9pm. Call (815) 465-2288 today

The Nutcracker, presented by Paula Aubry School of Dance @ Lincoln Cultural Center
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This biennial, holiday performance has become a tradition for many. The Nutcracker is the most recognized ballet in the world, and Paula Aubry School of Dance has been sharing their classic rendition since 1980. Featuring ballerinas in Kindergarten through high school dancing to the classical and well known music, the Nutcracker is sure to be a great kickoff to your holiday season!

Performances are at Lincoln Cultural Center in Kankakee on the following dates:
– December 6th, 7:00pm
– December 7th, 3:00pm
– December 7th, 7:00pm
– December 8th, 3:00pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2353793414881408/

Dec
7
Sat
6th Annual Strings For Food @ King Music Inc
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
6th Annual Strings For Food @ King Music Inc

HOW IT WORKS
BRING IN 6(SIX)NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
FOR EACH 6-STRING ACOUSTIC OR ELECTRIC GUITAR IN RETURN KING MUSIC WILL CLEAN, CONDITION, POLISH AND RESTRING THAT INSTRUMENT FOR FREE!
Limit – 2 Guitars Per Customer
BENEFITING
Local FOOD PANTRY

****This event does not cover the cost of strings for:
Bass guitars, Classical Guitars, Ukuleles, and 12 String Guitars

HOWEVER if strings are purchased separately, These instruments will be eligible for free restring labor under this promotion.

****This service does not cover major repair work.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/407492413535716/

Christmas Grump @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/3488990727808050/

Santa on the Square @ Village of Manteno
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa on the Square @ Village of Manteno

The Village of Manteno is excited to announce “Santa on the Square & the Lighting of Main Street” to be held Saturday, December 7th from 3:00-8:00pm.

3-7:00pm Holiday Business Walk: Grab “Santa’s List” and check it twice (lists available online, at each business, and at the Community Center that day). Free goodies at each location

3:30-7:45pm Santa visiting on the Square on Second

3:30-4:30: Ice Sculpture Demo on the Fountain on the Square

5:45pm Lighting of Main Street: Mayor Tim Nugent will welcome residents and guests for the Lighting of Main.

A Winter Wonderland Wagon and Horse & Carriage rides available.

View and purchase raffle tickets for the PTO Christmas Trees at the Manteno Public Library.

Entertainment lineup: TBD

More details to come!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1293025860860276/

The Nutcracker, presented by Paula Aubry School of Dance @ Lincoln Cultural Center
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This biennial, holiday performance has become a tradition for many. The Nutcracker is the most recognized ballet in the world, and Paula Aubry School of Dance has been sharing their classic rendition since 1980. Featuring ballerinas in Kindergarten through high school dancing to the classical and well known music, the Nutcracker is sure to be a great kickoff to your holiday season!

Performances are at Lincoln Cultural Center in Kankakee on the following dates:
– December 6th, 7:00pm
– December 7th, 3:00pm
– December 7th, 7:00pm
– December 8th, 3:00pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2353793414881408/

Dec
8
Sun
Food Pantry @ Iroquois County Animal Rescue
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

KVSO Holiday Concert @ Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
KVSO Holiday Concert @ Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra | Bradley | Illinois | United States

December’s traditional Holiday Program will be performed in the Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School auditorium and is a musical tale about the journey of two children to the North Pole to make sure Santa has their wish list. You won’t want to miss this enchanting story and the combination of Acting Out Theater Company and KVSO. Bring the whole family to experience this special presentation. In addition, we will start celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday (1770-1827) with a performance of his Symphony #1! Featuring the KVSO Orchestra, Acting Out Theatre Company and Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/667996630271711/

The Nutcracker, presented by Paula Aubry School of Dance @ Lincoln Cultural Center
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This biennial, holiday performance has become a tradition for many. The Nutcracker is the most recognized ballet in the world, and Paula Aubry School of Dance has been sharing their classic rendition since 1980. Featuring ballerinas in Kindergarten through high school dancing to the classical and well known music, the Nutcracker is sure to be a great kickoff to your holiday season!

Performances are at Lincoln Cultural Center in Kankakee on the following dates:
– December 6th, 7:00pm
– December 7th, 3:00pm
– December 7th, 7:00pm
– December 8th, 3:00pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2353793414881408/

Dec
9
Mon
An Evening with Santa
Dec 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
UKE & ME: a ukulele play along group @ Kankakee Public Library
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’ve taken lessons or taught yourself how to play the ukulele. Now, your ready to join other players in a strum-along! Join us for this you-pick/we-pick hour of fun.

Supplies are limited and participants are HIGHLY encouraged to bring their own ukulele.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1998218487151271/?event_time_id=2049211218718664

Dec
10
Tue
Magic Lessons @ Northfield Square Mall
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Magic Lessons @ Northfield Square Mall

HANDS_ON MAGiC SKILLS (progressive) taught by MR MAGiC (Tom Patton).

WALK-INS WELCOMED!
TRY OUT JUST FOR $20!
KIDS GET A MAGIC KIT!
CALL FOR DETAILS!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 5 PM – 6 PM

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Beginner and intermediate Classes for Ages 8 and UP. MAGiC Lessons will be held in space 184 next to Spirit Halloween in the Mall.
For Family and available Discount Packages contact Jennifer at the Northfield Square Mall Office or email MagicLessons@MrMagic-TomPatton.com. Lessons are $20 each paid monthly, first month paid prior to the first class. Payment can be made either through Eventbrite or at the Mall.

 

 

Dec
11
Wed
Magic Lessons @ Northfield Square Mall
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Magic Lessons @ Northfield Square Mall

HANDS_ON MAGiC SKILLS (progressive) taught by MR MAGiC (Tom Patton).

WALK-INS WELCOMED!
TRY OUT JUST FOR $20!
KIDS GET A MAGIC KIT!
CALL FOR DETAILS!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 5 PM – 6 PM

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Beginner and intermediate Classes for Ages 8 and UP. MAGiC Lessons will be held in space 184 next to Spirit Halloween in the Mall.
For Family and available Discount Packages contact Jennifer at the Northfield Square Mall Office or email MagicLessons@MrMagic-TomPatton.com. Lessons are $20 each paid monthly, first month paid prior to the first class. Payment can be made either through Eventbrite or at the Mall.

 

 

Camera Club
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Camera Club

Camera Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays September through May at 7pm. We meet at the River Valley Metro Center (1137 East 5000 North Road Bourbonnais Illinois 60914)

2019/2020 Club Schedule

9/11/19 – Opening Night / Theme Competition — “Water”
9/25/19 – Regular Competition
10/9/19 – Theme Competition — “At Work” / Program — Janet “Africa”
10/23/19 – Program Night — Al Alvis “Dragonflies and Macro”
11/13/19 – Regular Competition
12/11/19 – Members Night
1/8/20 – Program Night — Rex “Goose Lake”
1/22/20 – Regular Competition
2/12/20 – Program Night — Tom
2/26/20 – Theme Competition — “T” and Postcard
3/11/20 – Program Night — Sharlene “In the Wild”
3/25/20 – Regular Competition
4/8/20 – Program Night
4/22/20 – Theme Competition — “Macro”
5/13/20 – Year End Competition
5/27/20 – Year End Banquet

 

Camera Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays September through May at 7pm. We meet at the River Valley Metro Center…

Gepostet von Kankakee Camera Club am Freitag, 9. August 2019

 

Dec
12
Thu
Suggested Donation Thursdays @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/266631174020331/?event_time_id=266631307353651

Dec
14
Sat
Band & Orchestra Step Up Day @ King Music Inc
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Band & Orchestra Step Up Day @ King Music Inc

Recieve a $10 Coupon Just for trying out a Step Up Instrument!

A portion of the Step Up sales will be donated to your school’s music program!

When You Purcahse a “Step Up” instrument with us

-ONLINE price match guarantee
-Up to 24 months SAME AS CASH
-or-
-Up to $200 instant rebate

When You Purchase a “Step Up” instrument with us
RSVP to daniel@kingmusic1.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/801803830244516/

Holiday Concert with River Valley Wind Ensemble @ Larsen Fine Arts Center
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Holiday Concert with River Valley Wind Ensemble @ Larsen Fine Arts Center

Join the River Valley Wind Ensemble and choral music students from Kankakee HS and Central HS for this annual holiday tradition. Music will include Hallelujah Chorus, Sleigh Ride, Adeste Fidelis, Variants on a Medieval Tune, Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol, An Irish Christmas Eve, and Toymaker’s Workshop (Der Spielzeugmacher-Werkstatt).

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2620470941306261/

Wind Esamble
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dec
15
Sun
Sinterklaas with the Community Arts Council
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sinterklaas with the Community Arts Council

Free admission, free parking… get ready for a special holiday event!

Who will YOU be Sinterklaas to this holiday season? Our 50+ artists and crafters will have a wonderful selection of handmade items for gift-giving to the special people in your life!

Enter the world of Sint Nicolaas or Sinterklaas at our first Holiday artist and crafter event. A traditional winter holiday figure in Dutch-speaking Europe, Sinterklaas is the basis of the mythical holiday figure of Santa Claus in the United States.

In Europe, Sinterklaas arrives from Spain in a boat and has a white horse that can walk across rooftops. Every child puts his shoe at the chimney (or the window), sings a song, and goes to bed. While the child sleeps, Sinterklaas comes and puts a present in the shoe.

Watch for special activities at our Sinterklaas!

Sinterklaas with the Community Arts Council @ CAC @ Northfield Square Mall
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sinterklaas with the Community Arts Council @ CAC @ Northfield Square Mall

We have your Holiday gift-giving covered!

Free admission, free parking… get ready for a special holiday event!

Showcasing 70+ artists and crafters displaying and selling a variety of handmade wares:

• artwork, photography, painting, drawing, anime and more
• pottery and ceramics, painted glass and porcelain creations
• stained glass, garden stones
• needlework, crocheted and sewn items
• metal work, wood carvings and signs
• jewelry, soaps and lotions, candles
• specialty food vendors
• repurposed furniture
• free kids creativity zone and fee based facepainting
• Arts Center will be open showcasing the work of 20+ artists
and crafters
• and more!

Fee-based gift wrapping, enjoy cookies and punch at the Arts Center, take your photo with the Grinch.

Watch for special activities at our Sinterklaas!

Enter the world of Sint Nicolaas or Sinterklaas at our Holiday artist and crafter event. A traditional winter holiday figure in Dutch-speaking Europe, Sinterklaas is the basis of the mythical holiday figure of Santa Claus in the United States.

In Europe, Sinterklaas arrives from Spain in a boat and has a white horse that can walk across rooftops. Every child puts his shoe at the chimney (or the window), sings a song, and goes to bed. While the child sleeps, Sinterklaas comes and puts a present in the shoe

Brought to you by the Community Arts Council of Kankakee County, hosts of the Strawberry Jazz Festival, Fall Art & Craft Stroll, and the An Evening on the Square. Visit our home base at the Arts Center of Kankakee County and follow us on Facebook!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/518144052327185/

Dec
19
Thu
Suggested Donation Thursdays @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/266631174020331/?event_time_id=266631307353651

Dec
23
Mon
UKE & ME: a ukulele play along group @ Kankakee Public Library
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’ve taken lessons or taught yourself how to play the ukulele. Now, your ready to join other players in a strum-along! Join us for this you-pick/we-pick hour of fun.

Supplies are limited and participants are HIGHLY encouraged to bring their own ukulele.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1998218487151271/?event_time_id=2049211218718664

Dec
26
Thu
Suggested Donation Thursdays @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Dec 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/266631174020331/?event_time_id=266631307353651

Soul Collections book discussion @ Kankakee Public Library
Dec 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Soul Collections book discussion @ Kankakee Public Library | Kankakee | Illinois | United States

Join us in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room for our Soul Collections Book Discussion!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/364214850863608/?event_time_id=364214870863606

Dec
29
Sun
Paint Party with Trenna: Happy New Year! @ Arts Center of Kankakee County
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Happy New Year themed painting on 12/29/19 and 1/05/20. All supplies included. 1-3pm. $15 per person cash at the door. Call or text Trenna at 815-207-3733 to RSVP.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/495244231122918/

Dec
30
Mon
Jaycees General Membership Meeting @ Family House Restaurant & Bar
Dec 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jaycees General Membership Meeting @ Family House Restaurant & Bar | Bradley | Illinois | United States

Join us for our General Membership Meeting to discuss future projects and to learn what the Jaycees are all about! These meetings are open to the public, so please spread the word and bring a friend!

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1801634093275045/?event_time_id=1801634126608375

Jan
3
Fri
Meet Me at the Gallery: Tour for People Living with Dementia @ Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery
Jan 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Meet Me at the Gallery is a monthly program for individuals living with dementia and their family members or caregivers. This is a special one-hour-long program featuring small-group gallery conversations led by the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery Director and staff of the Activities Department of Heritage Village.

Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, located inside Heritage Village,
901 N Entrance Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901

First Friday of the Month at 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Participants will enjoy
•Exploring ideas about art and artists during a visit to the gallery
•Participating in intellectual stimulation and meaningful exchanges in a supportive environment
•Making connections in a dynamic group setting using personal experiences

Caregivers will be able to
•Explore art while the person in their care is safe and engaged
•Interact, share experiences, and learn from other caregivers

Meet Me at the Gallery is free and open to the public.

Participants for Meet Me at the Gallery are welcome to join us before the gallery tour to listen to a Native American flute circle, “Living Water.” The flute will be played by our staff Chaplain Carole Dizeo and begins at 10 a.m

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/587627038658636/?event_time_id=587627045325302

Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio
Jan 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio

Age: 1’s 2’s 3’s & 4’s
Cost: $72.00 /full session or $12.00/single class per child

Toddler & Preschool Art alternates every other week with Toddler & Preschool Music
Art Class Dates: Jan 3, 17, 31 Feb 14
Music Class Dates: Jan 10, 24 Feb 7, 21

Toddler & Preschool Artists offers art exploration activities for children 1-4 years. This program is designed to develop their sensory, fine and gross motor skills. Children will organically learn about color, texture and more while experimenting with new, engaging materials. This class is not instructor led. Instead, we set up multiple art stations, and children choose the activity and duration of time engaged in art play. New activities every week! Wear your old clothes because this class gets messy 🙂

There’s no additional purchase required and you can choose to sign up for a Single Class or for the entire 8-Week Session.

● Promotes development of fine motor skills
● Encourages self-expression
● Develops a sense of innovation
● Provides opportunities to learn words for colors & shapes
● Develops social & emotional skills essential for school
readiness such as sharing, taking turns
● Improves fine & gross motor skills
● Encourages freedom within a fun & friendly structure
● Builds a solid foundation for early literacy

Do you have questions about this class or how registration works? Call the studio office, where you’ll always find a friendly voice ready to answer your questions or maybe give a personalized program recommendation 🙂

Friday Night Date Night @ Bennett-Curtis House
Jan 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Night Date Night @ Bennett-Curtis House

Join us the 1st Friday of every month for a special date night. Our chef will be preparing a special 5-course dinner for two! This evening will feature a prix fixe menu at $60 per guest. Reservations are necessary. Dining room is open for reservations from 5-9pm. Call (815) 465-2288 today

Skylines Art Show Reception @ pin Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Featuring Landscape themed art using various mediums.

Show runs from January 3rd – March 28th

Reception is January 3rd at 6:30pm

 

Jan
4
Sat
Pizza + Paint Party @ Little Me Studio
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pizza + Paint Party @ Little Me Studio

Please come join me for Little Me Studio’s first PIZZA and PAINT! We will be creating an adorable mixed media winter with a blotting technique tutorial. And if the kids need a break? They can eat a slice of pizza🍕 Kids can work at their own pace and let their creativity be their guide.

Includes all materials for 8 x 10 mixed media canvas, 1 slice of pizza and 1 bottled water.

Age Range: 5-12 years
Cost: $14

Notes
• Drop off is permitted for this event. Please dress for messy arts and crafts play.

Jan
6
Mon
Big Kids Arts & Crafts @ Little Me Studio
Jan 6 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Big Kids Arts & Crafts @ Little Me Studio

Age: 4-8 years
Cost: $96.00/full session or $14.00/single class

**tuition fees are prorated so you pay only for classes remaining in the session**

Does your child LOVE art? Has anyone ever told you your child is crafty? Art helps expand a child’s imagination. It helps them think outside the box by strengthening and encouraging creativity.

Our Big Kids Arts & Crafts program is perfect for children age 4-8 years – integrating “art play” with just the right amount of instructor-led craft activities making it ideal for children who are ready for some guidance and instruction, while still allowing for their creativity to emerge.

Parents may participate with their child, remain on site and observe their child create, or drop off for independent socialization opportunity with peers.

There’s no additional purchase required and you can choose to sign up for a Single Class or for the entire 8-Week Session.

● Teaches children to think and act as artists and makers while
working creatively and intelligently
● Encourages self-expression & improves self-esteem
● Develops a sense of innovation
● Promotes development of fine motor skills & coordination
● Encourages freedom within a fun & friendly structure

Do you have questions about this class or how registration works? Call the studio office, where you’ll always find a friendly voice ready to answer your questions or maybe give a personalized program recommendation 🙂

Jan
8
Wed
Camera Club
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Camera Club

Camera Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays September through May at 7pm. We meet at the River Valley Metro Center (1137 East 5000 North Road Bourbonnais Illinois 60914)

2019/2020 Club Schedule

9/11/19 – Opening Night / Theme Competition — “Water”
9/25/19 – Regular Competition
10/9/19 – Theme Competition — “At Work” / Program — Janet “Africa”
10/23/19 – Program Night — Al Alvis “Dragonflies and Macro”
11/13/19 – Regular Competition
12/11/19 – Members Night
1/8/20 – Program Night — Rex “Goose Lake”
1/22/20 – Regular Competition
2/12/20 – Program Night — Tom
2/26/20 – Theme Competition — “T” and Postcard
3/11/20 – Program Night — Sharlene “In the Wild”
3/25/20 – Regular Competition
4/8/20 – Program Night
4/22/20 – Theme Competition — “Macro”
5/13/20 – Year End Competition
5/27/20 – Year End Banquet

 

Camera Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays September through May at 7pm. We meet at the River Valley Metro Center…

Gepostet von Kankakee Camera Club am Freitag, 9. August 2019

 

Jan
10
Fri
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio
Jan 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio

Age: 1’s 2’s 3’s & 4’s
Cost: $72.00 /full session or $12.00/single class per child

Toddler & Preschool Art alternates every other week with Toddler & Preschool Music
Art Class Dates: Jan 3, 17, 31 Feb 14
Music Class Dates: Jan 10, 24 Feb 7, 21

Toddler & Preschool Artists offers art exploration activities for children 1-4 years. This program is designed to develop their sensory, fine and gross motor skills. Children will organically learn about color, texture and more while experimenting with new, engaging materials. This class is not instructor led. Instead, we set up multiple art stations, and children choose the activity and duration of time engaged in art play. New activities every week! Wear your old clothes because this class gets messy 🙂

There’s no additional purchase required and you can choose to sign up for a Single Class or for the entire 8-Week Session.

● Promotes development of fine motor skills
● Encourages self-expression
● Develops a sense of innovation
● Provides opportunities to learn words for colors & shapes
● Develops social & emotional skills essential for school
readiness such as sharing, taking turns
● Improves fine & gross motor skills
● Encourages freedom within a fun & friendly structure
● Builds a solid foundation for early literacy

Do you have questions about this class or how registration works? Call the studio office, where you’ll always find a friendly voice ready to answer your questions or maybe give a personalized program recommendation 🙂

Jan
15
Wed
Story + Messy Art @ Little Me Studio
Jan 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

NEW CLASS ALERT – INTRODUCTORY PRICES!!!

Little Me Studio is so excited to announce a brand new class – Story + Messy Art!

This class will consist of a story read by Ms. Sabrina, followed by a fun and engaging learning activity. Then we will break off into doing two super fun messy art activities related to the story and a hands on sensory activity. Reading stories to children at a young age stimulates their imagination and helps build language and listening skills.

Come on out to Little Me Studio on Wednesday’s from 11:30-12 for a fun and imaginative afternoon with Ms. Sabrina.

When? Wednesdays 11:30-12:00
Age? 1-5 years
Cost: Regular Price $72.00/full session or $12.00/single class
Introductory Price: $35.00/full session or $8.00/single class

Class Size is limited to 8 families!!

Jan 8 “The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly”
Jan 15 “Knuffle Bunny”
Jan 22 “The Peace Book”
Jan 29 “The Snowy Day”
Feb 5 “Jamberry”
Feb 12 “Pete the Cat – Valentine’s Day is Cool”
Feb 19 “Groovy Joe”

Little Me Studio
447 S. Main Street
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
815-507-2051

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/555473361982448/

Jan
16
Thu
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio

Age: 1’s 2’s 3’s & 4’s
Cost: $72.00 /full session or $12.00/single class per child

Toddler & Preschool Art alternates every other week with Toddler & Preschool Music
Art Class Dates: Jan 2, 16, 30 Feb 13
Music Class Dates: Jan 9, 23 Feb 6, 20

Toddler & Preschool Artists offers art exploration activities for children 1-4 years. This program is designed to develop their sensory, fine and gross motor skills. Children will organically learn about color, texture and more while experimenting with new, engaging materials. This class is not instructor led. Instead, we set up multiple art stations, and children choose the activity and duration of time engaged in art play. Activities include finger painting (plus tools), playdough modeling (plus poke-ins), wheel and roller painting, easel art and more! Wear your old clothes because this class gets messy 🙂

There’s no additional purchase required and you can choose to sign up for a Single Class or for the entire 8-Week Session.

● Promotes development of fine motor skills
● Encourages self-expression
● Develops a sense of innovation
● Provides opportunities to learn words for colors & shapes
● Develops social & emotional skills essential for school
readiness such as sharing, taking turns
● Improves fine & gross motor skills
● Encourages freedom within a fun & friendly structure
● Builds a solid foundation for early literacy

Do you have questions about this class or how registration works? Call the studio office, where you’ll always find a friendly voice ready to answer your questions or maybe give a personalized program recommendation 🙂

Little Me Studio
447 S Main Street
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
815-507-2051
www.littlemestudio.com

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/463998457644633/

Jan
17
Fri
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio
Jan 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio

Age: 1’s 2’s 3’s & 4’s
Cost: $72.00 /full session or $12.00/single class per child

Toddler & Preschool Art alternates every other week with Toddler & Preschool Music
Art Class Dates: Jan 3, 17, 31 Feb 14
Music Class Dates: Jan 10, 24 Feb 7, 21

Toddler & Preschool Artists offers art exploration activities for children 1-4 years. This program is designed to develop their sensory, fine and gross motor skills. Children will organically learn about color, texture and more while experimenting with new, engaging materials. This class is not instructor led. Instead, we set up multiple art stations, and children choose the activity and duration of time engaged in art play. New activities every week! Wear your old clothes because this class gets messy 🙂

There’s no additional purchase required and you can choose to sign up for a Single Class or for the entire 8-Week Session.

● Promotes development of fine motor skills
● Encourages self-expression
● Develops a sense of innovation
● Provides opportunities to learn words for colors & shapes
● Develops social & emotional skills essential for school
readiness such as sharing, taking turns
● Improves fine & gross motor skills
● Encourages freedom within a fun & friendly structure
● Builds a solid foundation for early literacy

Do you have questions about this class or how registration works? Call the studio office, where you’ll always find a friendly voice ready to answer your questions or maybe give a personalized program recommendation 🙂

Jan
18
Sat
Flow Art Workshop @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Who’s in?! We need a headcount so we can purchase enough supplies. Please reply here, send a Facebook message, or call/text 815-685-9057 with your RSVP by Wednesday 1/15.

Create two 10×10 pieces of abstract flow art using floral. Only $20 per person.

https://www.facebook.com/events/613081379428330/

Murder in the BC Mansion- Mystery Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Murder in the BC Mansion- Mystery Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House

The Bennett-Curtis House is proud to present
“Murder in the BC Mansion”

In our 27th smashing season “Murder in the BC Mansion” is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast are seated amongst you and dinner is served throughout the play. During the meal a murder is committed. It’s up to YOU to figure out WHO DUNIT!

Tickets $59.95 per person
Includes 5 course dinner, play, coffee/tea, tax, & gratuity

Upcoming Show Dates
​​August 25th
​September 22nd
November 9th

**Friday & Saturday Shows start at 7PM. Sunday Shows start at 4PM – Please plan to arrive 1/2hr before show time**

Groups of 20+ may set-up a private party- you choose the date & time.

More information visit: https://bennettcurtis.weebly.com/mystery-dinner.html

To Order Tickets:
Call (815) 465-2288
Email info@bennettcurtis.com

 

 

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Jan
22
Wed
Camera Club
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Camera Club

Camera Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays September through May at 7pm. We meet at the River Valley Metro Center (1137 East 5000 North Road Bourbonnais Illinois 60914)

2019/2020 Club Schedule

9/11/19 – Opening Night / Theme Competition — “Water”
9/25/19 – Regular Competition
10/9/19 – Theme Competition — “At Work” / Program — Janet “Africa”
10/23/19 – Program Night — Al Alvis “Dragonflies and Macro”
11/13/19 – Regular Competition
12/11/19 – Members Night
1/8/20 – Program Night — Rex “Goose Lake”
1/22/20 – Regular Competition
2/12/20 – Program Night — Tom
2/26/20 – Theme Competition — “T” and Postcard
3/11/20 – Program Night — Sharlene “In the Wild”
3/25/20 – Regular Competition
4/8/20 – Program Night
4/22/20 – Theme Competition — “Macro”
5/13/20 – Year End Competition
5/27/20 – Year End Banquet

 

Camera Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays September through May at 7pm. We meet at the River Valley Metro Center…

Gepostet von Kankakee Camera Club am Freitag, 9. August 2019

 

Jan
24
Fri
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio

Age: 1’s 2’s 3’s & 4’s
Cost: $72.00 /full session or $12.00/single class per child

Toddler & Preschool Art alternates every other week with Toddler & Preschool Music
Art Class Dates: Jan 3, 17, 31 Feb 14
Music Class Dates: Jan 10, 24 Feb 7, 21

Toddler & Preschool Artists offers art exploration activities for children 1-4 years. This program is designed to develop their sensory, fine and gross motor skills. Children will organically learn about color, texture and more while experimenting with new, engaging materials. This class is not instructor led. Instead, we set up multiple art stations, and children choose the activity and duration of time engaged in art play. New activities every week! Wear your old clothes because this class gets messy 🙂

There’s no additional purchase required and you can choose to sign up for a Single Class or for the entire 8-Week Session.

● Promotes development of fine motor skills
● Encourages self-expression
● Develops a sense of innovation
● Provides opportunities to learn words for colors & shapes
● Develops social & emotional skills essential for school
readiness such as sharing, taking turns
● Improves fine & gross motor skills
● Encourages freedom within a fun & friendly structure
● Builds a solid foundation for early literacy

Do you have questions about this class or how registration works? Call the studio office, where you’ll always find a friendly voice ready to answer your questions or maybe give a personalized program recommendation 🙂

Jan
25
Sat
Alcohol Ink Workshop @ Yellow Elephant Gallery & Gift Shop
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Workshop @ Yellow Elephant Gallery & Gift Shop | Kankakee | Illinois | United States

Students will learn painting techniques using alcohol inks creating several pieces to take home.
Alcohol inks are acid free, fast drying, highly pigmented ink that can be used on non-porous surfaces such as specialty papers and glass. All materials are provided, and all skill levels are welcome!
Artist AmyL, owner of Creating with Kindness and Yellow Elephant Gallery’s Creativity Czar will be your instructor. She is ready to share her passion for AI with you.
All materials supplied. Seating is limited to 10

Fee: $20

20:20 Vision Board Party @ Kankakee Public Library - Youth Services
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for VISION BOARD “GAME CHANGER 20:20” !
All are welcome, tag a friend and/or family member! Food & materials provided!
“LOOKING” 👀 forward to seeing you there!

*Preregistration not required but appreciated! 815-937-6960

Taste Fest 2020 @ Steam Hollow Brewing Co.
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Yule Ball (21+)- Wizarding Events @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Yule Ball (21+)- Wizarding Events @ The Bennett-Curtis House | Grant Park | Illinois | United States

New Date- January 25, 2020!

Dust off your dress robes and join us for this spectacular event! The Yule Ball will be set in the completely decorated Bennett-Curtis Hogwarts themed mansion for the “Holidays at Hogwarts” events!

We will be featuring a very special menu for this evening. Your evening will begin at 7pm with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in The Caudron Bar- 2 beverages of your choice from our full bar with our featured themed menu, as well as non alcoholic drink selection included! You will then move to The Great Hall and be seated for dinner. Dinner will feature homemade soup, house chef salad, your choice of entree from our menu served with potato and vegetable. After dinner join us for dessert at our Honeydukes inspired sweets and treats station featuring our Chocolate Fountain, a special treat for the holidays and dancing with our DJ from 8:30-11pm!

Be sure to take time to check out the decor and scenes throughout the mansion. Plenty of photo opts. This will be an event you will not want to miss! Tickets are $100 per person (must be 21 or over to attend) and include 2 cocktails, our 5-course gourmet dinner, a champagne toast, and DJ from 8:30-11pm in our fully transformed Bennett-Curtis Mansion.

This is a formal wizards ball and guests are encouraged to come in formal wear and costumes but are not required. For more information please email bennettcurtis@sbcglobal.net or call (815) 465-2288. Thank you.

Jan
27
Mon
Stroller Tours
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stroller Tours

Stroller Tours is a monthly program for babies (newborns – 18 months) and their caretakers. This is a special program featuring small-group gallery conversations led by the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery Director and staff of the Heritage Village Activities Department.

When: Last Monday of the Month, 10-11 a.m.

Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio

Age: 1’s 2’s 3’s & 4’s
Cost: $72.00 /full session or $12.00/single class per child

Toddler & Preschool Art alternates every other week with Toddler & Preschool Music
Art Class Dates: 12/30 1/13 1/27 2/10
Music Class Dates: 1/6 1/20 2/3 2/17

Toddler & Preschool Artists offers art exploration activities for children 1-4 years. This program is designed to develop their sensory, fine and gross motor skills. Children will organically learn about color, texture and more while experimenting with new, engaging materials. This class is not instructor led. Instead, we set up multiple art stations, and children choose the activity and duration of time engaged in art play. Activities include finger painting (plus tools), playdough modeling (plus poke-ins), wheel and roller painting, easel art and more! Wear your old clothes because this class gets messy 🙂

There’s no additional purchase required and you can choose to sign up for a Single Class or for the entire 8-Week Session.

● Promotes development of fine motor skills
● Encourages self-expression
● Develops a sense of innovation
● Provides opportunities to learn words for colors & shapes
● Develops social & emotional skills essential for school
readiness such as sharing, taking turns
● Improves fine & gross motor skills
● Encourages freedom within a fun & friendly structure
● Builds a solid foundation for early literacy

Do you have questions about this class or how registration works? Call the studio office, where you’ll always find a friendly voice ready to answer your questions or maybe give a personalized program recommendation 🙂

Little Me Studio
447 S Main Street
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
815-507-2051
www.littlemestudio.com

UKE & ME: a ukulele play along group @ Kankakee Public Library
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’ve taken lessons or taught yourself how to play the ukulele. Now, your ready to join other players in a strum-along! Join us for this you-pick/we-pick hour of fun.

Supplies are limited and participants are HIGHLY encouraged to bring their own ukulele.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1998218487151271/?event_time_id=2049211218718664

Jan
28
Tue
Daniel Peters – Solo Exhibition @ Harvest View
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

Harvest View proudly announces the opening of the DANIEL PETERS SOLO EXHIBITION.

The opening reception will be January 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Artists Comments 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through March 10th, 2020. Many works will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit residents programming. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Jan
29
Wed
Free Cold Supper @ Kankakee Public Library - Youth Services
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free and healthy meals provided through the Northern Illinois Food Bank. No sign up or registration necessary. Anyone under the age of 18 is welcome to eat a cold supper. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3-5 pm.

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1599495340189880/?event_time_id=1599495400189874

Jan
30
Thu
Free Cold Supper @ Kankakee Public Library - Youth Services
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free and healthy meals provided through the Northern Illinois Food Bank. No sign up or registration necessary. Anyone under the age of 18 is welcome to eat a cold supper. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3-5 pm.

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1599495340189880/?event_time_id=1599495400189874

Parent Café – Recognizing Signs of Children’s Behavioral Health @ Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/577266582853955/

ICARe Cat Presidential Campaign Kickoff @ Jensen's Liquor and Lounge
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ICARe Cat Presidential Campaign Kickoff @ Jensen's Liquor and Lounge | Kankakee | Illinois | United States

Join us on Thursday, January 30 from 6-8 PM at Jensen’s Liquors and Lounge for the ICARe Cat Presidential Campaign Kickoff. Learn about each kitty’s campaign platform and meet a couple of the ICARe dogs. Tito’s Vodka is sponsoring this awesome event for us. We will have $3 Cranberry Splashes available and for each one purchased during the event, Jensen’s Liquors and Lounge will donate $1 to the shelter. We hope to see you all there for a fun filled night celebrating the cats and dos of ICARe. We will also have several raffle baskets available to help the shelter.

General Membership Meeting @ Family House Restaurant & Bar
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
General Membership Meeting @ Family House Restaurant & Bar | Bradley | Illinois | United States

The Kankakee Area Jaycees General Membership meetings take place twice a month at the Family House Restaurant. These meetings are open to the public. If you’re interested in learning more about the Jaycees or our current projects, feel free to join us!

*Creating positive change while creating tomorrow’s leaders.*

Part of a network of chapters in more than 100 countries; the Kankakee Area Jaycees teaches leadership and business skills to young active citizens between the ages of 18 to 41 through community projects.

General Membership Meeting @ Family House Restaurant & Bar
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
General Membership Meeting @ Family House Restaurant & Bar | Bradley | Illinois | United States

The Kankakee Area Jaycees General Membership meetings take place twice a month at the Family House Restaurant. These meetings are open to the public. If you’re interested in learning more about the Jaycees or our current projects, feel free to join us!

*Creating positive change while creating tomorrow’s leaders.*

Part of a network of chapters in more than 100 countries; the Kankakee Area Jaycees teaches leadership and business skills to young active citizens between the ages of 18 to 41 through community projects.

Jan
31
Fri
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio
Jan 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler & Preschool Art @ Little Me Studio

Age: 1’s 2’s 3’s & 4’s
Cost: $72.00 /full session or $12.00/single class per child

Toddler & Preschool Art alternates every other week with Toddler & Preschool Music
Art Class Dates: Jan 3, 17, 31 Feb 14
Music Class Dates: Jan 10, 24 Feb 7, 21

Toddler & Preschool Artists offers art exploration activities for children 1-4 years. This program is designed to develop their sensory, fine and gross motor skills. Children will organically learn about color, texture and more while experimenting with new, engaging materials. This class is not instructor led. Instead, we set up multiple art stations, and children choose the activity and duration of time engaged in art play. New activities every week! Wear your old clothes because this class gets messy 🙂

There’s no additional purchase required and you can choose to sign up for a Single Class or for the entire 8-Week Session.

● Promotes development of fine motor skills
● Encourages self-expression
● Develops a sense of innovation
● Provides opportunities to learn words for colors & shapes
● Develops social & emotional skills essential for school
readiness such as sharing, taking turns
● Improves fine & gross motor skills
● Encourages freedom within a fun & friendly structure
● Builds a solid foundation for early literacy

Do you have questions about this class or how registration works? Call the studio office, where you’ll always find a friendly voice ready to answer your questions or maybe give a personalized program recommendation 🙂

Free Cold Supper @ Kankakee Public Library - Youth Services
Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free and healthy meals provided through the Northern Illinois Food Bank. No sign up or registration necessary. Anyone under the age of 18 is welcome to eat a cold supper. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3-5 pm.

 

 

 

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